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NEC Wins Contract for Submarine Cable System to Bridge India & Sri Lanka.



Tokyo, Japan, Oct 17, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).

NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd.
 Corporation (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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: 6701; NASDAQ NASDAQ
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: NIPNY) today announced that it has signed a turnkey contract with Sri Lanka Telecom ("SLT") and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (known as BSNL) is a public sector communications company in India. It is the largest telecommunication company in India and the sixth largest in the world .
 ("BSNL BSNL Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
BSNL Biosecurity and Nanoscience Laboratory
") in India for the supply of the Bharat Lanka Cable System. The contract consists of the provision of a comprehensive set of equipment and services including marine installation, commissioning and integration on a full turnkey basis. The system will serve as the broadband backbone network between India and Sri Lanka on its completion in the second quarter of 2006.

The Bharat Lanka Cable System will boast 320 km of submarine cable and transmission systems, signifying one of the longest ultra-long haul non-repeated DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.

DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing
 optical submarine cable systems based on NEC's advanced and reliable technologies. Initially it will have a capacity of 40 Gbit/s that will later be upgraded to 960 Gbit/s.

As most of the international submarine cables in South Asia end at Sri Lanka, which serves as an international gateway, SLT, the leading telecommunications operator in Sri Lanka, expects to support IP services including multimedia contents and global connectivity through the proposed cable system. Further, SLT plans to extend more affordable international private leased circuits and IDD (1) (International Direct Dial) Long distance dialing between countries without operator intervention. Also known as international standard dialing (ISD).  services between India and Sri Lanka.

BSNL, the leading telecommunications operator in India, is currently diversifying its network to address the exponential growth in demand that is being fueled by the increased use of data and Internet in the country.

Upon its completion, the system will play an important role in providing a communication route from India via Sri Lanka to other countries across the globe including those in Asia, Europe and America, offering higher quality and a broader route selection for internet business.

In the past six months, NEC has signed three separate supply contracts for the construction of new submarine cable systems (Indonesia Jasuka project, EAC EAC an abbreviation used in studies of complement, in which E represents erythrocyte, A antibody, and C complement. 1 Qingdao Extension project and India - Sri Lanka project).

"Finally, we are beginning to see a recovery in the submarine cable industry, which has been depressed for several years now, particularly in Asia. It is worth noting that two of NEC's most recent wins were for two of the world's fastest emerging markets, China and India. NEC will continue to dedicate its strength to the development of telecommunication infrastructure in these and other countries across the globe." said Mr. Akihito Ohtake, Senior Vice President at NEC Corporation.

Background Information

NEC Corporation has been supplying submarine cable systems for more than 30 years. In particular, it has been involved in the installation of most cable systems constructed in Asia and the Asia Pacific region. This includes involvement in the construction of huge networks such as 19,000km APCN APCN Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
APCN Asia Pacific Cable Network
2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network - 2), 11,000km AJC (Australia-Japan Cable), 7,800km EAC2 (East Asia Crossing 2), 1,000km TIS (Thailand-Indonesia-Singapore), 2,500km AUFS-West (Alaska United Fiber System-West), 160km DMCS (Dumai-Melaka), 1,080km JASUKA (Indonesia Domestic) and 350km EAC1 Qingdao Landing Extension.

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